Archive | October, 2009

Thursday 10/29

29 Oct

Halloween is pretty bad news (health-wise) for a poverexic like me.  Mainly because I can foresee myself eating purely candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner for at least a week straight.  I remember I used to do this when I was 5, but that was by choice.  This time it’s not really my choice if that’s the only free food left in my stash for the next week.

It already began today when I started stealing handfuls of candy to eat for brunch.  Trick or treating wasn’t supposed to start at our office until 3pm, so I made sure to sneakily go around and make the first rounds at 2:45pm before anyone else could pick out the best ones.  And I found the best one!!!  A punch bowl full of ‘eyeballs’ made of lychees with a grape in the middle.  DERICIOUS.  And fruitfully healthy!

The official party was at 4pm where I grabbed some chips and two more handfuls candy and a cupcake, and saved the candy for breakfast/lunch/dinner tomorrow.  Unfortunately I couldn’t enter the costume party for a chance to win the $50 Starbucks gift certificate because our clients were here for a meeting today and I didn’t think dressing like a slut would be such a great idea.  So instead I just dressed up like a PR professional whose company actually pays her money.

My last round was right before I left the office when I spotted 5 huge bags of candy hidden behind the receptionist’s desk (that sneaky son of a bitch).  So I dug my hands right in there and swiftly grabbed 3 handfuls and tried to stuff them into my bag as quickly as possible.  But apparently I wasn’t quick enough because as I was doing so, coworker T walked by, awkwardly noticed me stealing the candy and chucked, “Gotta get that suga high!” …… “Yeah!” I awkwardly said back and ran to the elevator.

Wednesday 10/28

28 Oct

A few weeks ago soon-to-be roommate M came up with a BRILLIANT idea: PIZZA CUPCAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGOMOGMOGMOMGOMGOMGOMOG GASSSSSPPPPPPPPPPPPP HEART ATTACKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This was literally the most genius idea since juicy lucys and donut burgers.  This was Crumbs meets Patsy’s.  This was out of control.  Here is the life of our little PIZCAKES:

Pizza Filling

Pizza Filling

Pizza Topping

Pizza Topping

Babies in the Oven

Babies in the Oven





HOW ADORABLE ARE THEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Cupcakes to THE MAX.

Tuesday 10/27

27 Oct

Today was really great.  Our celebrity broker was in NYC this week from LA, so she came to our office to give a presentation.  I decided to go stop by the meeting room to say hi to her … OR, I stopped by for 10 minutes to grab 2 sandwiches, a bowl full of fruit, a huge chocolate chip cookie and a FIJI water and I was outta there to go do some more important work.

A few hours later, I was rushing to get a million things done before my doc appt when out comes another array of sandwiches and delicious looking artichoke salad.  I literally couldn’t afford to waste one minute because I was literally not going to finish all my work before my annual pap but I was really hungry and I just had this terrible feeling there would be no free food at the office tomorrow.  So I grabbed a sandwich, took an entire heaping plateful of artichoke salad, ran to the kitchen to take a few bites and immediately wrapped up the rest in foil for tomorrow’s lunch.  In my rush I nearly literally ran into coworker J in the kitchen, who saw the plateful of food I was hastily wrapping up and chuckled, “Good food day for you, huh.”  YUP YUP I yelled as I ran out of the kitchen, grabbed my purse, and ran to my appt.

On a related note, Halloween is just days away and I finally picked my costume after all that contemplating.  I decided sushi wasn’t slutty enough, so I’m going with this:

Sugar Babies

… which I believe will be slutty enough considering I’m pretty sure I have to go comm given all my thongs are too brightly colored for the see-through back.  It’s still food themed, so it’s really the perfect costume for me.

Sunday 10/25

25 Oct

These past 4 days have probably been the most I’ve ever eaten for 4 consecutive days since I started leading my poverexic lifestyle.  My stomach is so happily big right now I don’t even want to abort it.  Since my Panamaniac is in town for the week, I naturally took her to New Ashiya last night for all you can eat all you can drink sushi and sake bombing = best place on earth.  Sake bombing is very much an American thing, and foreigners always take a very strong liking to this genius activity at first exposure.  This is like the time C and K came to Japan with me and then taught my entire extended family how to sake bomb, and all the men in my family for a split second decided to agree that Americans may possibly be smarter than the Japanese.

Sake Sake Sake BOMB

Sake Sake Sake BOMB

So my Panamaniac had her sake bomb v-card stolen yesterday and she enjoyed every minute of it.  More importantly, though, was the sushi array that never ceases to amaze me, even despite monthly visits to New Ashiya.

New Ashiya

New Ashiya

Well the rest of the night following that didn’t turn out so well after I was continuously throwing up sushi and beer in my mouth.  It wasn’t full on ralphing though, it was like when you throw up a little in your mouth.  That got awkward.

Anyway I felt fine when I woke up this morning because I don’t get drunk at all when I eat, which is exactly why I usually don’t eat dinner on the weekends (or, ever).  I woke up lazily to a text from my puta J who suggested going to brunch.  Now I typically would absolutely refuse to leave my couch and TV on the weekends, but I’ve been feeling particularly ambitious these days, I think because of all the energy I’m getting from all the food that my body has unexpectedly been experiencing.  It’s amazing what food can do to the body other than make it fat.

So I met my puta J at my fav brunch spot, Dos Caminos, which has the most incred Mexican brunch deal that comes with the following:

Your Choice Of One Of The Following, Compliments Of Dos Caminos – Frozen Prickly Pear Or Frozen Traditional Margarita, Bloody Mary, Screwdriver, Mimosa, Champagne, Orange Or Grapefruit Juice And Coffee Or Tea

MMMMMMM DERICIOUSSSSSSS.  So I got my usual Dos Caminos Rancheros (ie, huevos rancheros) with a bloody mary and coffee.

Dos Caminos Rancheros

Dos Caminos Rancheros

Not sure how happy my stomach will be starting tomorrow when I go back to eating scraps.

Saturday 10/24

24 Oct

Yesterday, I threw out a bagel.

I know, I couldn’t believe it either.  I was so ashamed, so upset, so traumatized.  There was just TOO much food on Thursday and Friday.  I didn’t think that could physically be possible.  But there was just SO much food the last 2 days of the work week I was literally preggers like Quinn for 2 days straight.  I love when clients are here.

On both Thursday and Friday, coworker A brought me an entire huge ziploc bag (one of those freezer storage bags) full of potato chips in the mornings — apparently A’s boyfriend’s mom had bought her like 5 gigantic bags of chips from Costco and it disgusted her, so she would bring it all to me one day at a time.  On Thursday she brought me a bag and I ate it at 9:30am for breakfast with my usual coffee.  Coworker A told me that if I brought her back the ziploc bag, that she would bring me back another full bag the next day.  So I returned the lovely bag to her, and as promised, she came back on Friday with another full bag, which I yet again finished before 10am with my usual coffee for breakfast.  The thought did occur to me that an entire huge bag of chips probably isn’t the healthiest way to kick off the day.

On Friday there was JUST AS MUCH FOOD AT WORK as there was on Thursday.  It was unbelievable.  And I still had that plate of food that I had saved on Thursday because I was afraid there wouldn’t be any free food on Friday.  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I was completely overwhelmed.  I didn’t know what to do because I wanted to eat the new food, but at the same time I didn’t want to let Thursday’s leftovers go to waste.  So I went ahead and saved some of the new food for later, ate Thursday’s leftovers first (have to go in chronological order) and then later ate Friday’s new food.

I had so much food to choose from that the bagel I had stashed on Wednesday was really bottom of my list — alas, I let it sit on the backburner for too long and by the time I got to it, it was hard as rock.  I tried toasting it to soften it, but it was no use.  The bagel was dead.  It was so painful to throw it away, but it had to be done.  R.I.P. Mr. Bagel.

Thursday 10/22

22 Oct

This really depressing email came through to all-staff this morning:

SUBJECT: Good news: Lots of clients coming in today. Bad news: their breakfast and lunch will be VERY tempting


We have a ton of clients in the office today.  It is GREAT that we’re so busy.  BUT, I’d really appreciate if you could resist nibbling at their breakfasts and lunches, even the lunch that will be set up in the Café.  That way, they’ll be happy and productive.  And, if you are REALLY hungry, I’ll buy you some chocolate-covered almonds or some peanut M&M’s, at least until I run out of quarters… 😉



HOWEVER!!!!!!!!  As some Asian once said, patience is a virtue.  Several hours later, A MUCH HAPPIER ALL-STAFF EMAIL:

There is plenty of left over food in the Cafe… help yourselves.

GASSSSSPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I immediately run over and the only word I can think of is OVERWHELMING.  OVERWHELMING WITH JOY.  It was absolutely incred.  I got so excited that I took an entire cup of pasta with mushrooms and tomato, then went back for 2 more cupfuls; also filled a plate with beef tenderloin, chicken parmesan, grilled vegetables, salad, roasted potatoes, fruit and bread and brought that back to my desk; then went back and took another plate and filled it with a chicken sandwich, two different kinds of pesto pasta and salad with walnuts, blue cheese crumbles, grapes and craisins and wrapped the plate in foil and hid it in the fridge with my name clearly written on it.  IT WAS ABSOLUTELY INCRED.

I got so excited and I ate so much that I literally got myself ill.  My stomach expanded so far that I looked like I was 6 months pregnant.  This happens to me when I go days without eating anything substantial (ie, when there’s no free food anywhere to be found) and then I suddenly eat like Thanksgiving.  My stomach doesn’t know what to do with itself and gets really confused because it’s like FOOD WHAT, WHAT IS THIS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!  And it literally doesn’t know how to break it down.  Think of a Somalian child (kinda, not really).  It was sick.  And not in the good way.  (But really it was in the good way because I am so full.)

Wednesday 10/21

21 Oct

With Halloween quickly approaching, I have been brainstorming all these ideas like any other girl would.  Naturally, I’m contemplating different foods I can dress up as.  Three years ago I was a burrito, and I might do it again — here I was with my fav dirty martini extra dirty with extra olives from Grafton:



This may be the most genius, cheapest costume I’ve ever come up with — it is literally just wrapping myself in aluminum foil.  As N pointed out, “it will be pretty funny when some dude rips that off you later in the night and then you have nothing to wear home the next day.”  YES.  Another great reason to reuse this costume.

Here’s another food idea — this is my nephew last Halloween:

Sushi Roll

Sushi Roll

And here was the rest of my family on Halloween:

Sushi Fam

Sushi Fam

I’m just kidding.  Neither of those photos are my family members.  Although I DO really like those costume ideas.

Here’s one last idea — this is roommate L and the lobster he cooked last weekend:

Baby Lobster

Baby Lobster


Other than getting laid, here’s my other main motivation for needing to come up with an incred costume — an all-staff email that came through today with a bunch of unnecessary details about a Halloween party AND THEN THIS:

Win some great prizes, including $50 Starbucks gift certificate for best costume and best cubicle decoration.

$50 STARBUCKS GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!!!!!! THINK HOW MANY SCONES I CAN BUY WITH THAT!!!!!!!!!  Probably only 5, but that should last me one week. M-O-T-I-V-A-T-E.

Tuesday 10/20

20 Oct

Well, my Panamaniac was supposed to come visit me today, so I hadn’t eaten all day (except for 4 cups of coffee and 2 leftover pears) in preparation for the huge welcome dinner we’d go out to eat.  At 4pm, however, I get a phone call from a 000-12-34-56 number which I immediately recognize as Panama.

“um, hola” I answer the phone.


“where the f are you … why are you calling me from a Panamaniac number”





I was upset my Panamaniac missed her flight, but more importantly, I was starving.  But by now it was close enough to the time that I was hoping to leave work (OR NOT) so I decided the best way to go about this was naturally to continue not eating.

At 7pm as soon as we get home, roommate K and I order Tasty King and for some reason they are like 15 minutes late.  We are both starving and about to cry and don’t understand why the food hasn’t come in the speedy 4 minutes that they usually take to deliver to our apartment 15 MINUTES IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR TASTY KING DISGRACEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  After freaking out for another few minutes, the food finally arrives, I inhale my chicken and broccoli in under 13 minutes and finish the rest of K’s teriyaki chicken after asking her 3 times if she was sure she was done (thank god she was full).

Monday 10/19

19 Oct

Today was a pretty good food day.  For lunch I had my entire leftover Tasty King lunch special beef and broccoli with pork fried rice.  The beef was a bit gummy, but it was all good.  There were still pears left over all over the office from last week, so I stole 3 and decided not to eat any today and save them all for tomorrow since I had just had my leftover beef and broccoli, and I didn’t know what free foods would be left for me for tomorrow (this is called strateeeeegery).

For dinner today I expensed a really good roast beef sandwich, Vitamin Water (power-c) and some Terra chips from Cafe Metro because I had to go to the NY screening of Joey Pantoliano’s new documentary for work.  It was painful and almost not worth the free expensed meal … but I would never say that.  I was under-dressed like whoa (everyone else was in black tie and I was in jeans and a “nice shirt” … oops) and decided to be even more unclassy and call attention to myself by opening up my Cafe Metro sandwich and Terra chips and sloppily eating them in the theater, but I was REALLY hungry so I had to do what I had to do.  Speaking of things that I had to do – and this is a testament to how miserable this experience was – apparently there was some really good food and drinks post-screening and I didn’t even give a shit — I just RAN out of there to catch a cab as soon as I could sans free champagne and finger foods.

Well, at least I was freely well fed today.

Sunday 10/18

18 Oct

Well this weekend was disastrous … and FREE.  Starting with Friday night when C won a free one-hour open bar and invited everyone and anyone.  I was super excited to have a full hour of free drinks and made a conscious effort to arrive on the early side.  The open bar was from 10-11pm, so B and I got there at 10:10pm to discover to our dismay that apparently the promoters had already run out of wristbands and no wristband = no open bar.  We were absolutely enraged.  I didn’t come here just to hang out with clowns and men on stilts and men in drag.  And when I say clowns and men on stilts and men in drag, I do not kid.  This bar was called “Carnival” and was one of the most terrifying places I’d ever been to in my entire life.  There was an actual carnival there with cotton candy and skee ball (which I like to call skeet ball) and a bunch of other terrifying games, and the bar was in the “Funhouse.”  It was not a fun house.  It was the scariest experience ever, and we literally physically ran out of this place after 15 minutes, although I did manage to score 1 free drink via C’s sneaky moves.

Then on Saturday S hosted a viewing of the Texas-OU game, which for me meant wearing OU colors just to make S mad and going for all the free food and drinks.  S ordered enough wings, deviled eggs, coleslaw and homemade potatoes chips to feed – as always – a Mormon family, and I think people around me, especially B, were quite disgusted by the amount of barbecue sauce that was smothering my face and fingers and by the amount of chicken bones that was quickly piling up on my plate.  Wings and beer are like my fav combo meal.

As usual, one beer got me wasted and I had to go home for a 4 hour nap before coming back to S’s place again for his housewarming party, which also turned out disastrous because I had half a solo cup of bourbon followed by half a solo cup of whiskey and I was gone yet again (although I somehow managed to hold out until past 4am).  I woke up today to a massive headache and cried myself back to sleep until 2pm when I woke up for exactly 8 minutes to order Tasty King, go out and get it, bring it back to my apartment, and take 2 bites of my beef and broccoli with pork fried rice and drink my wonton soup.  And then I cried myself back to sleep after forcing 4 Advils down my throat and woke up for real at 6:30pm.  This was ultimately extremely strategic because I now have an entire thing of beef and broccoli with pork fried rice for lunch tomorrow.